Exclusive Timepieces 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

191 Cartier Fine and Charming, Tank Obus, Savonnette Shape Wristwatch in Gold, With Silver Roman Numbers Dial and Cabochon Sapphires

Estimate: € 60,000 –⁠ 120,000

Lot Description

Model: Tank Obus Savonnette
Reference: 15247
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold and Leather Strap
Year: 1930’s
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 22 466
Dimensions: 28 × 33 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Additional Links

Cartier was one of the first to create a particular shape for every wrist in jewelry making which became the stepping-stone for the brand to experiment in form. Towards the end of the 1920s, there was an abundance of innovation in horology and it was in 1929 that Cartier launched the savonnette watch. Specially designed for polo players its smooth gold hinged cover protects the dial. The lot here offered is an elegant version of Tank called Obus Savonnette due to its particular Hunter-style case features the recognizable blue, cabochon sapphires on the crown and corners, the cylindrical lugs and whose rectangular case has been made in yellow gold and strikingly well preserved. Pushing the lower pair of sapphire releases the front cover with border in black enamel and shows the dial of this timepiece, a mat silver decoration dial with Roman numbers and blued steel spade hands with no signs of use. The watch is completed by a yellow gold and leather interwoven bracelet, an 18k yellow-gold Cartier deployant clasp, additional spare links and leather pars and its original box.